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  1. Arti says:

    Long-term side effects could possibly include bone density loss and subfertility, which is why using puberty blockers for more than four years is not recommended. Potential immediate side effects of puberty blockers include hot flashes, swelling, headaches, and weight gain. According to the Mayo Clinic, doctors are likely to prescribe puberty blockers only when children show long-term, intense gender dysphoria, which began or became worse during the beginning of their puberty. Puberty blockers are beneficial mainly because they can greatly reduce the number and invasiveness of surgeries required to transition as an adult. They also check if the potential patient experiences issues like low self-esteem, arrested height growth, and inability to develop enough penile/scrotal skin.

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